David Holt and Josh Goforth play Center for Cultural Preservation benefit concert, Nov. 17

Press release from Center for Cultural Preservation:

The Center for Cultural Preservation is proud to announce that the David Holt/Josh Goforth duo will join the Center’s Keeping the Fires Burning series this November. David Holt is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost folk musicians and storytellers. For 35 years the four-time Grammy Award winner has been collecting and performing the music of the old time Southern mountaineers. Josh Goforth is a Grammy Award nominee and is descended from many of the old-timers David learned from in the late 1960s in Lonesome Mountain, NC. For David, combining forces with Josh is coming full circle. Says Holt, “Josh is one of the finest musicians in North Carolina and is helping bring the music that is his birthright into the 21st century. Our show is about folk traditions that are exploding with creative energy and fun.”

The David Holt/Josh Goforth Mountain Music concert demonstrating the powerful resonance our music has across the generations is scheduled for Saturday, November 17th at 7:30 PM. According to Center director David Weintraub, “The key to the continued vitality of mountain culture is that it gets passed down the generations, evolving as its transforms itself. The Holt-Goforth dynamic duo demonstrates how each generation continues to put their personal stamp on the culture creating an energy and vibrancy that’s contagious.”

The concert and storytelling program featuring Holt and Goforth will be held at the Bo Thomas Auditorium on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College on Saturday, November 17th at 7:30 PM and is a fundraiser for the Center for Cultural Preservation’s soon-to-be documentary on the River Heroes of the South. Tickets are $25 and $20 a person and are going fast.

To order tickets, go online at www.saveculture.org or call the Center at (828) 692-8062.

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